Hurling by Tommy O’Connor
The Kerry senior hurlers went down to Westmeath last Sunday by 4 - 13 to 2 - 17 in their Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A Round 2 game in Tralee. Their next game will again be at home when they play Mayo on Sunday week, 17 February at Austin Stack Park, 2.00p.m.; Remaining fixtures are: away to London on Saturday, 23 February at McGovern Park, Ruislip, 1.00p.m.; Meath on Sunday, 3 March at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney (as part of a double bill with the Kerry v Monaghan Allianz Football League game).
Development Squads 2019
The 2019 Hurling Development Squads programme was launched at a Press event at the Currans GAA Centre of Excellence last week. Squads will be in place at Under 14, Under 15, Under 16 and Minor (Under 17) levels. Overall co-ordination will be by Giles O’Grady, Games Development Administrator. The various management teams are as follows: Under 14 - Kieran Dineen [Abbeydorney], John Fitzgerald [Causeway], Liam O'Connor [St. Brendan’s] & Joe Murphy [Ballyduff]; Under 15 - Joe Walsh [Kilmoyley], John Mike O'Connor [Ballyduff], Tony Goggin [ Ballyheigue] & Flor O’Brien [Kenmare]; Under 16 - Stephen Goggin [Causeway], Aidan Boyle [Ballyduff], Brian Shanahan [Tralee Parnell’s] & Gary O'Brien [Ballyduff]; Under 17 - John Hennessy [Ballyduff], Ollie Broughton [Tralee Parnell’s], John Healy [Ballyheigue], Jerome O'Sullivan [Crotta O'Neill’s] & Anthony Fealy [Causeway]. Preliminary squads have been selected and all are doing strength and conditioning training and development coaching at present. First of the competitions will be the Todd Nolan Minor Hurling Tournament which will take place on Saturday, 23 March at Dromakee and Abbeydorney.
The Tralee Parnell’s Spring Hurling Academy will commence on this Friday, 8 February at Tralee Sports Complex. It will cater for Under 6 to 10 hurling and camogie. Equipment will be provided. Details on the Tralee Parnell’s Facebook page.
The re-scheduled Lixnaw G.A.A. Victory Social has been fixed for Saturday 16th February 2019 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The 2018 Co. Senior Championship winning panel will be presented with their medals on the night.